For alumna Kate Kaplan, the Student Organic Garden Association provided a place to grow food, nurture her interest in sustainability, and build a career path. Kaplan collaborated with CNR and UC affiliates to report on how experiential learning opportunities across the UC system offer student invaluable real-world experience.
Steven Brenner, a professor in the Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, has been elected a fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) for his groundbreaking research in computational protein analysis and genomics.
As part of today's White House Water Summit, more than 150 institutions have announced their efforts to enhance the sustainability of water in the United States. Commitments by two groups with ties to the Energy & Resources Group are included.
A team of CNR researchers has found that a diversity of fires can promote the existence of more varied flowering plants and pollinators in an ecosystem, while also buffering against the negative effects of drought.
Rachel Brem (Plant & Microbial Biology) and her colleagues are researching new aspects of evolutionary genetics by focusing on distantly related species of single-celled yeast, the same organism used to make beer, wine, and bread.
Dara O'Rourke, a leading expert on global supply chains, will lead Amazon's new Sustainability Science team as senior principal scientist. Amazon has never published a sustainability report, but expects its sustainability operation to grow significantly this year.
Scientists have found a new way to tease out signals about Earth’s climatic past from soil deposits on gravel and pebbles, adding an unprecedented level of detail to the existing paleoclimate record and revealing a time in North America’s past when summers were wetter than normal.
Tucked behind Half Dome, Mount Starr King and other natural walls of granite rock, the Illilouette Creek Basin in Yosemite National Park serves as one of just three areas in California where wildfires have been left to burn, for the most part, for decades.